November 13, 2012

Moda Bake Shop - Simply Coasters Recipe!

I think I've followed the Moda Bake Shop blog
since the day it was launched.

I love the way MBS features free tutorials that provide
all kinds of inspiring ideas for using 
all of the yummy Moda precuts!

Today one of my quilting dreams is coming true...
I'm a featured chef on Moda Bake Shop!

I first came up with my project plan 
while I was sewing the Anita Vacation Tote Bag.
I had these cute little perfect squares, lined with fusible fleece.

They weren't exactly "scraps" but I couldn't bear to throw them away.

In a few minutes I came up with a plan to make them into coasters,
and here's the result.

I made more, and I submitted the idea to Moda Bake Shop.
This time I chose my charm pack of Recipe for Friendship by Mary Englebreit.

Pretty soon I was drawing up the recipe for Simply Colorful Coasters,
made from a fabulous layer cake of Simply Color by V and Co!
I chose gray Bella Solid yardage as a background,
to let the colors play.

I selected 8 of the prints from the spinach and navy colorways.

Here are some glamour shots, just for your entertainment.

I posed the finished coasters in a pinwheel...

And all stacked up...

{I love that pinking edgy goodness!}

And I couldn't resist another closeup of that pinwheel!

If you are still with me at this point,
I'd like to offer the original Simply Color coaster set as a prize
to one lucky reader!

{I'm not gonna lie...I've got enough of the fabrics left over to make a set for myself to keep.  That's the only reason I'm parting with these!}

All you need to do to enter the drawing is
to make a comment below, on this post,
telling me what else you'd love to see on Moda Bake Shop.

{I need thoughts and inspiration for a new recipe!}

I'll announce the winner on Monday, November 19th.
Please make sure you leave an email address in your comment if you are a no-reply blogger.

Good luck, friends, and stop by again soon!


  1. Love you coaster set! I need a wedding gift, and this seems perfect with a set of matching napkins. Thank you for the tutorial! I think I would like to see more "boy things" on Moda. Having 2 grandboys, always looking for something, after that very babyish stage.

  2. Dang - so cute - so easy. Great all the way around. I agree - more stuff for boys!! Thanks.

  3. Great coasters! And your wonderful photography settings show them off so well :)

  4. fun project! and easy enough for kids too! i'd like to see more bags/home items on Bake Shop.

  5. Those are cute! Does the pellon show on the edges where they've been pinked?
    A table/buffet runner in co-ordinating fabrics would be pretty for a party setting.

  6. I would like to see a recipe on the Moda Bake Shop for a star cushion/pillow - exactly like your signature one. Love the fabrics - the spinach and navy are so 'now'. And it is perfect timing - a free pattern for Christmas presents - who wouldn't want a set of these from Santa.

  7. These are so cute, Amy. What a wonderful quick and easy gift to make for the holidays! I would like to see a Christmas table runner in the Moda Bake Shop.
    LLfasrn (at) aol (dot) com

  8. I predict that these will be very popular! Super creative idea!

    1. Oops. Forgot to add that I'd like to see a pattern for a tree skirt!

  9. This is a brilliant idea & a fantastic tutorial! I'd like to see more non-quilt projects (even though I love quilting) & are more of a small project. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  10. I love the coasters! I made some with binding around the edges, and it was NOT fun. This will encourage me to purchase my first set of pinking sheers! I'd love to see more small giftables, especially this time of year!

  11. These are gorgeous!! I would love to see more quick and easy gift recipes in the bake shop!

  12. First, I want to thank you for this tutorial. I need to make some quick housewarming/hostess gifts and these will be perfection itself.

    I'd love to see more recipes like this at the MBS. I have lots and lots of quilt patterns and ideas. Now that time is growing short before the holidays, I'd like to see projects I can get done quickly.

  13. I love your coasters! So simple and beautiful. It's recipes like these that get me going because I love to see a finished project as fast as possible! ;-) Maybe a quick seasonal wall hanging that can be use replaced four times a year?

  14. Oh girlfriend!! Look at you!!!! I am beyond THRILLED for you!!! What a great pattern. YOU GO GIRL!!!!

  15. What a great idea. I like that binding wasn't called for ... sometimes on small projects the binding doesn't turn out as nice as it should. As for more ideas ... easy, useable, quick projects that I could use at home or would make lovely gifts. Thanks so much for sharing.

  16. I love your coasters and would love to see a beautiful, easy wallhanging.. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. These are so cute...and I love the pinked edges! I love them!

  18. WHat a fast a fabulous tutorial - THANK YOU for the great gift idea! And best of all, I found your blog now, so I'll be following you for more great inspiration and ideas. I love your blog so far!

  19. I love the coasters! I could really use some small things that would make good "men" gifts. The girls in the family are so easy to make something for...a cosmetic case, tissue holder, etc. but the guys still have me stumped! Thanks for the recipe!

  20. I just discovered your beautiful blog! Happy me. :) Congrats on your spot on the Moda Bake Shop. I'd like to see a pattern for a reversible table runner and/or placemats with one side for Thanksgiving and the other side for Christmas.

  21. Love the coasters and I love V and Co's Simply Color fabric. The Ombres are delish!!! Congratulations on being a chef at Moda Bake Shop! I would like to see more Holiday themed projects and I'll second one of the other commenters - I would love to see more "boys" projects. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing what you made.

  22. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, what a great idea for edging, pinking, rather than biding, I can see this working on mug mats, placemats, table runners.... Thank You again. Easy gift ideas like this are great for MBS

  23. I love these and can't wait to make some as little gifts for the holidays. I would love to see an IPhone case or maybe a Nook or Kindle case. Thanks for a wonderfully well done tutorial.

  24. Cpngrats Amy! These are really cute and would make an awesome Christmas gift! Pinning them now :)

  25. Congrats on your first recipe! The coasters are adorable!!! As far as what I like to see on MBS - I enjoy a wide variety of projects, but I really appreciate a project that is in line with my buying patterns. For instance, I'm not going to buy 2 jelly rolls of the same line for one project. Nor am I going to buy a layer cake and a jelly roll of the same line for one project. Also, since I'm often making a project from fabric that was new two years ago, I prefer projects that don't require additional yardage (since it might not be available anymore) or at least make the additional yardage as an option. Thanks!

  26. How wonderful! I am making all my Christmas gifts this year (using up or at least making a dent in the stash piles. These coasters are perfect for a several people on my list. Do you think you could possibly come up with something suitable to sew for teen boys? Thanks for the chance to win a set for myself.My email is

  27. Thank you for the tutorial~! I'm addicted now, too. These are going to be stocking stuffers for all "my girls". Very, very cute.


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